Coconut oil is pressed from the meat of matured coconuts which are harvested from the coconut palm. The oil is used as a pure food, food ingredient and in medicine. It is high in saturated fat (medium chain triglycerides) content, and as such is very stable with a long self-life.
Coconut oil, as the most readily available source of medium chain fatty acids, is an excellent energy source. It increases the metabolic rate and reduces the amount of fat stored, thanks to its convertibility to ketones.